Starting from Meghalaya, you will visit Shillong, a charming hill-station with rich colonial heritage and bustling with stylish Khasi men and women. Discover the wilderness of Kaziranga National Park, through grasslands and teeming forests. The tour will eventually enter the verdant mountains of Nagaland, you will cross through the Patkai Ranges and the Naga Hills, lands inhabited by the 16 ever-fierce Naga tribes. You will stay in in the Angami Tribe regions of Kohima and around, where you can stay in home stay, visiting villages and historic remains of WW2. Back to Assam, you will visit Majuli, a large island which sits right in the lapse of the peaceful waters of the mighty Brahmaputra River. A hotbed of ancient Assamese culture, the island is home to numerous medieval monasteries where monks young and old learn a unique form of arts, music, drama, dance and Neo-Vaishnavite philosophy.
Explore some of the most pristine destinations in India! Set in the far east, the states of Assam, Nagaland, and Meghalaya offer lush green hill landscapes, picturesque towns and villages and unique cultures of their own.
- Explore 3 states in 2 weeks
- Interact with the cheerful Nagas
- Discover Kaziranga National Park
- Trek to the double-deck living root bridge
Guwahati – Umiam Lake – Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Nongpoh – Kaziranga NP– Kohima – Jorhat – Majuli – Guwahati
- Best Season: October to March
The highlights of this trip
Nagaland is known as the ‘Land of Festivals’ and one such grand carnival, organized by the State Tourism of Arts and Culture Department, Government of Nagaland is ‘Hornbill festival’. Also known as ”Festival of Festivals”, this is a commonly celebrated being a traditional cluster of all the seventeen Naga tribes, to promote intercultural harmony. It hardly has any featureless moments and provides a lifetime opportunity to know about ancient tribal lives through the exploration of the structure of tribal huts, which is dated back to primaeval lifestyles including other instruments like drums, gongs, costumes and wooden carvings.
Majuli is a cultural hodgepodge. Beyond the animistic cultures of some of its tribal folk, Majuli is also a stronghold of Vaishnavite culture in Assam – a sect of Hinduism that follows Lord Vishnu, the sustainer. In the 15th century, the Assamese reformer and saint, Shankardeva had set up ‘satras’ or Vaishnavite monasteries to initiate the people in matters of culture and religion. Spend a day visiting these ‘satras’ and interacting with the sadhus and initiates, to understand some of the rhythms and religious beliefs of the island dwellers.
Living Root Bridge
Double decker living root bridge: Cherrapunjee -one of the wettest places on Earth. Trekked through the prettiest villages and narrow streams to make her way to its incredible, fantastical Living Root bridges. . The dense jungle and uninterrupted rains of Meghalaya. The Double-decker living root bridge near Nongriat village in Meghalaya state, India. The bridge is made from the roots of rubber trees .
- Wildlife 80% 80%
- Tribes 85% 85%
- Festivals 90% 90%
- Landscapes 95% 95%
“Really very organised as it was also last minute in India! I had my wise list of what I wanted to see, and I saw it all and more..”
Rick Patel – Chicago, USA
Overall the most memorable part will be the warm welcome and friendliness of all the people we met..
“Seeing the tigers in Kaziranga National Park, meeting the retired head-hunters in the Konyak villages and lunch in a traditional Ao hut at Moponchuket. Overall the most memorable part will be the warm welcome and friendliness of all the people we met. “
Terry & Justina – Melbourne, Australia.
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